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#16 zippy1 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 11:54 PM

yeah it has been in the 60;s for highs all week. Just got in from grading the ruts in the lane. Still a little soft on the edges.
And I have gravel out there to pull back. I have a landscape rake for my Ford 1500 that works pretty well for pulling the gravel out of the grass. I am not going to get too excited,it is only March 11, I could expect snow for about another 3 weeks? Stihl makes a rubber paddle wheel for the weed eater that is about the slickest way I have seen for cleaning the gravel out of the lawn.

We have one of those paddles on our Echo weed eater, works slick...

I use my lawn sweeper first set down low and it'll pick up a lot of stones. Then the wife get's out the Echo, and brushes every stone off the lawn.


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Posted March 12, 2015 - 07:33 AM

I have a gravel driveway almost 300ft long but no lawn so I don't have the problem. We still have piles of snow here but it is nice to see some folks are getting close to seeing the lawn again.



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Posted March 12, 2015 - 07:39 AM

Wish I had a sweeper as I literally have a ton of gravel in the grass to rake back.
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Posted March 12, 2015 - 08:31 AM

Wish I had a sweeper as I literally have a ton of gravel in the grass to rake back.

I bet that loader wasn't too selective between gravel and snow!



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Posted March 12, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Nice to see some lawn!
I usually do a light scrape with the front blade as well and it turns out pretty well
 
 
 
Probably another month before I do mine we still have about 2 feet on the ground melting slowly......

thank goodness it isn't melting quickly.

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Posted March 12, 2015 - 03:56 PM

Seeing lawn and Greening in parts where snow was piled up. All wrecked in places I used blade and things on, like always. Also where piles were is no piles of grass and leaves/dirt, what-ever all in one clumpy area. Stones too then in mix. NOW...have to wait till it dries some, can barely walk in yard and 2 wheel cart and garbage can on wheels make pretty hard grooves still. Tractor would be real bad damage. AND, can still snow yet, that One big one for the winter ending, ha!  Rain tommorrow, that ought to be nice and messy.



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Posted March 12, 2015 - 05:26 PM

Seeing lawn and Greening in parts where snow was piled up. All wrecked in places I used blade and things on, like always. Also where piles were is no piles of grass and leaves/dirt, what-ever all in one clumpy area. Stones too then in mix. NOW...have to wait till it dries some, can barely walk in yard and 2 wheel cart and garbage can on wheels make pretty hard grooves still. Tractor would be real bad damage. AND, can still snow yet, that One big one for the winter ending, ha!  Rain tommorrow, that ought to be nice and messy.


I always like to see that first warm rain of spring. It takes out the frost and helps to settle the frost heaves.

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:04 AM

The gravel around here has no chance:
 
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It's not putting up much of a fight.

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:08 AM

He said "village".



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Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Gravel in the grass?  I deal with it with this :D :D :D

 

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:57 AM

I get the same I use my big industrial shop vac works well for me.



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Posted March 14, 2015 - 10:38 PM

It's not putting up much of a fight.
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Exactly what I was expecting when I reread the thread about your tractor and sweeper yesterday!
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